By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2023

The SHOT Show is underway in Sin City where firearms industry manufacturers are introducing all their new gear. Smith & Wesson announces they’re in the 5.7 game with the introduction of their new M&P 5.7 pistol, packing 22+1 rounds of high-velocity, flat-shooting centerfire 5.7x28mm! The M&P® 5.7 features their new TEMPO® barrel system, and a lock-breech two-part barrel with a proprietary gas system. Let’s take a look.


The Black Polymer frame on the M&P®5.7 is fully ambidextrous with mirrored controls and reversible mag release. The frame features a slim full-size grip with enhanced texturing, and the internal hammer-fired single-action with the flat-faced trigger is light and crisp with an audible reset.


The slide on the M&P®5.7 features three-dot white sights as well as an optics-cut and is available with or without a thumb safety. The M&P® 5.7 features front serrations, lightning cuts, and a 5″ barrel with 1/2×28 thread for mounting a muzzle device or suppressor. Both the slide & barrel are manufactured from stainless steel and finished in Armornite.


Type: internal hammer-fired single-action

Caliber: 5.7 X 28mm

Magazine capacity: 22 Rounds

Sights: Front Sight: Steel, White Dot; Rear Sight: Steel, White 2-Dot

Barrel Length: 5 Inches

Overall Length: 8.5 Inches

Height: 5.25 Inches

Width: 1.1 Inches

Weight: 26.7 Ounces

MSRP: $ Not Released



Smith & Wesson is on a roll with all their semi-automatic pistol releases. Anyone who needs a high-capacity 5.7 caliber pistol needs to get down to their dealer and take a look at their latest entry, the M&P 5.7. The pistol ships with two, 22-round magazines.

That’s all for now, folks!   Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas. And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There.”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism Counterstrategies, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response. His writing has appeared in RECOIL, Soldier of Fortune, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at [email protected].